Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up

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I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 155 x 211 x 30mm | 816g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations; Illustrations, color
  • 0316127256
  • 9780316127257
  • 130,421

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2012 Printz Honor Book ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of the Year Booklist Editor's Choice Pick Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding Book of the Year
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* "Handler shows exceptional skill at getting inside Min's head and heart...lending real pathos to Min's memorabilia and making her sorrow all the more palpable."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Daniel Handler

DANIEL HANDLER has written for grown-ups under his own name and for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school. MAIRA KALMAN, acclaimed artist and designer, has created many books for both grown-ups and children. Her heart was broken in high school by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan.
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55,335 ratings
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4 31% (16,932)
3 29% (16,063)
2 13% (7,273)
1 6% (3,400)
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